Once upon a time, people left their homes without dressing like complete turd-bags. No one had ever heard of Ed Hardy, pre-ripped blue jeans or even *choking back bile* jeggings. Instead, people dressed like they actually gave a crap. Kinda like these peeps.
Sadly, the well-dressed man and woman is now a quirky remnant of a bygone era. Which is why it’s interesting that a few companies still hang on to the baffling dress code known only as “business casual”. Of course, no one is really sure what the term actually means, and depending on where you work, business casual could mean anything from a dress shirt and slacks to fish net stockings with nipple tassels. Which may explain why some workplaces also offer up “Casual Fridays” – a chance for employees to let loose and dust off their mesh AC/DC tank tops and acid wash jean shorts.
Having both worked in offices that require you to wear pants at all times (lousy fascists!) we thought Casual Fridays would make an excellent subject for this week’s comic. At the same time, this week’s comic is also a chance a chance for us to explore another strange fashion phenomenon: clothing on cartoon animals.
Think about it: has anyone ever really stopped and considered what some of the most beloved cartoon characters are and aren’t wearing? Take Donald Duck for instance. Everyone’s favorite speech-impeded mallard packs a sailor jacket and top hat but leaves his little quacker hanging free and easy? What kind of insane Navy does he belong to? Then there’s Porky Pig, essentially looking like some kind of male, porcine exotic dancer in his blue vest, bow tie and white gloves. And don’t even get us started on Winnie the Pooh’s ill-fitting American Apparel style red shirt and completely unhygienic lack of pants (run, Christopher Robin – RUN!). None of it makes any sense!
Which is why we vowed to keep our cartoon animals clothed at all times (or at least have the decency to apply a judicious use of blurring – let’s keep it classy, people). All that to say, fashion can clearly be a tricky thing. Our advice: dress for success – or at the very least try and put on a semi-clean pair of underwear once in a while.
Thanks for reading!
-Pol & Adam